It's been a while since I last posted on street photography. Not that I haven't been out there shooting, I always have a camera on me. It may be a bit pesky to carry around a big digital SLR camera with you all the time but this is no excuse for not having a camera with you. Most of us have a phone that has a good quality camera but there are also really good small compact cameras these days. I just picked up a Fujifilm X20 and have been really impressed with the results. I've noticed many photographers are experimenting with these types of cameras and reporting back with amazing results. Trey Ratcliff, the HDR guru has been traveling around the world shooting bracketed shots with one of the new mirrorless systems from Sony (NEX-7) and it's nearly impossible to tell the difference from the NEX-7 and his typical Nikon D800 shots. To see for yourself, check out his Sony NEX-7 review.
The technology has evolved and there are an endless amount of options available to us these days. It's great to have all these options available but it still does not replace the "photographers eye". It's YOU the person behind the lens that is making the call on releasing the shutter and capturing a photograph. I would say this is one of the most important aspects of street photography because you really need your eyes wide open to all and any possible scenes, angles, contrasts, colours, abnormalities and so on. Many people walk right past a potential photograph so it really starts with your eyes and then of course having some sort of technology to capture that moment in time.
The images below were all shot with different cameras, enjoy and happy shooting!
Shot with: Canon 7D DSL
Shot with: Fujifilm X20
All photos shot with an iPhone